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When most people think of acupuncture, they probably think of a spa treatment or holistic modality to relieve certain ailments. Understandably so too, as it has shown to be an effective treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, head aches / migraines, neck pain, etc. as well as for treating chronic conditions such as hypertension, asthma, diabetes, allergies, depression and anxiety. However, western healthcare professionals are now recommending acupuncture for competitive athletes.
Athletes all over the world are turning to sports acupuncture to help them avoid getting hurt and to promote recovery when an injury is sustained. Sports acupuncture is used to speed healing, relieve pain, and increase muscle strength and stamina.
How Sports Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture helps the body to heal and balance itself by allowing energy to properly flow from the points along the meridians, the energy pathways defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Energy needs to flow freely without blockages in order for the body to function at an optimal level.
Chinese medicine has always closely been linked with sports, martial arts, and healing all things in nature from nature,